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  • Jan Sammer
    ... None of the gospels talk about any miraculous multiplication of loaves--that is an eisegetical myth. They do talk about miraculous feedings, while
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      Odell McGuire:

      >If we are not going to believe in miraculous fish hauls, miraculous
      >multiplication of loaves....

      None of the gospels talk about any miraculous multiplication of loaves--that
      is an eisegetical myth. They do talk about miraculous feedings, while
      specifically excluding that the loaves were used in the feedings. They refer
      to loaves that were broken into pieces and distributed to the crowds, and
      about pieces of those loaves that were later collected into baskets of
      various sizes. It turns out that the quantity of the pieces collected
      corresponds to the number of the loaves originally broken. This shows that
      there was no multiplication of loaves, but rather that such loaves had no
      place in this prefiguration of the Divine Feast. The Feedings are a
      prefiguration of the KofG in which all of men's needs are met by a divine
      shepherd, in this case Jesus, without any contribution of food made with
      human hands.

      Jan Sammer
      Interpres
      Prague-Czech Republic
      sammer@...
      www.interpres.cz
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